Dear all, my name is Robert and I have been using ODK since 2012. I am originally from Ghana but I currently live in the United States. I am a development worker/researcher and I am excited to join you all. I look forward to sharing and learning from you all.
I am Mantue Reeves, Deputy Director-Monitoring and Evaluation with Last Mile Health. I really got to know about ODK in 2013. Liberia is using ODK on so many fronts- Population census, ad-hoc research/surveys for health-related projects, social development, etc. Currently, I support the Liberian Ministry of Health and LMH internal staff to use ODK to collect data for routine monitoring systems, program evaluations, and research studies. Of note, the Ministry of Health uses an ODK-based data collection tool to monitor fidelity to its national community health worker program and is also responsible for providing technical support to the Ministry on designing, modifying, and downloading data from this ODK platform. Though they are some challenges which my membership will benefit a lot from.
I am really excited to have been part of this awesome community since September 2019. I was introduced to ODK in 2015 by Brian Dooley of FHI 360. As a data collector who fell in love with the application then now leads the data collection team for the same project. I have since developed several project data collection tools that have made a significant impact on Ghana's education system. I have no computing science background but love my data, quality data of course. I wish to introduce the larger community out there who are involved in data collection and are still struggling to make headway. Until ODK subsumes the data collection space we still have work to do.
I love to learn new ways of doing things in a simpler form.
Hi everyone,happy to be here from Unique Mappers Network -Nigeria . We are the OpenStreetMap Community in Nigeria and we drive open mapping and open data development using OSM and mobile data collection toolkits https://uniquemappers.org/
My name is Heather and I work for Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, a small consulting firm based in the US that does impact evaluation of household energy projects, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. However, in the last few years we have also begun doing some domestic environmental justice projects.
I have been using ODK since I was first hired in December of 2021 and have quickly learned how useful of a tool it can be. I have built and edited surveys, trained other employees how to build surveys and do work on ODK central, trained field staff how to use ODK collect, and developed multiple ways of analyzing ODK data. In the last 6 months or so I have been using ruODK extensively to seemlessly integrate ODK data into our R based data analysis.
I am excited to join this community, share what I have learned, and continue to learn from others.
Hi All, I am an agronomist working in Mozambique; We use all kinds of digital tools to support farmers, companies and projects, this ranges from soil sensors to satellites. I love mountain biking and generally being outdoors. I have been using ODK for a few years to collect data on a small scale(I luse the ODK/PowerBi combination a lot), we are planning to step it up a notch for farmer registration and registration of delivered trainings on a large scale.
I will start testing and researching coming days basically looking at 1) A farmer registration database using open data kit. and 2) a registration system (also ODK) of trainings provided to the earlier registered farmers. My challenge here is how can we configure the database or data management system of the first form to sync with the second form in realtime, so that ID's or names of newly registered farmers are immediately available for trailing registration. and then case management follow-up per farmer.
Looking forward to diving deeper into unexplored features, and contributing to the ODK community.
Hello, I'm Davis Makasy, i'm living at Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. I'm working with ODK from 2016, so it's a please for me to be in this wonderful community.
In our organization, I have the title of ODK Officer, so I'm working for many projects for data collection: Mosquito nets distribution, Wash, Construction, nutrition, some researches did in Maniema province’s with Safe Delivery apps and ODK, etc.
I'm a newcomer in GitHub with the id dmakasy.
Outside of Data collection, I learn new things at home and on internet, such as English, how to develop applications, gospel music, etc.
Hello every one. My name is Dejen. I live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I join this forum to learn ODK from the scratch. I work on GIS based projects and come to know ODK from friends. We are trying to use ODK to collect data in the field for our asset and socio-econmic data analysis perposes. Later, I decided to learn more on the designing part and just sneak here to see what is available to learn ODK. Thanks you are already here to suport..
Hello Everyone. My name is Ayowumi and I'm from Nigeria. I have been using ODK and developing XLSForm for some time now. I ran into some difficulty regarding a validation formula and I'm seeking support. So, I'm here to learn.
My name is José Rodríguez, I am a software developer working for an NGO with focus in Sustainable Agriculture. I worked in IT Support for 10 years, but now I've been developing software for 5 years, I am still a student at the UNED (spanish acronym), is a National University in Costa Rica.
ODK Central is a great tool, we've been using it very manually, if that makes sense, creating the forms in excel files with the XLSForm format, but now we want to streamline the process, the XLSForm requires some knowledge so only one person was in charge of it. So we are developing the web builder in our web app, and it has been really cool to work with the ODK Central API.
I'm from India and working in clinical research and data management.
I started contributing to clinical research and data management in the ODK platform sincer February. Hoping to discuss all the cool ideas for the same in this forum soon.
Hello Everyone, my name is Yutaka.
I am from Malawi, a country in southern Africa.
Well basically am a data management intern involved with the world bank's social protection programs on poverty reduction in my country. Having said that, I reached out to the forum because I would like gain insight from a lot of the experienced experts here on everything ODK and also maybe contribute a thing or two in the long run. A side from data collection and analytics, I enjoy software development mostly in Java and Python.
My name is Anro, I am a software developer and I work for the Western Cape Government in Cape Town South Africa. Here we are busy re-platforming our existing survey solution and instead leverage ODK via CHT in order to acquire health, population and infrastructure information from informal settlements with the goal of providing better medical care and basic services.
I have been fortunate to work with a team that is passionate about uplifting communities and making meaningful changes, which brought me here. My goal is to enable them to complete their tasks as seamlessly as possible. Having only a little over a month’s worth of exposure, I am here to learn and contribute to the platform where possible.
Hi Anro, I am interested in what you are doing. Have you just started ODK. I was an AD in Policy & Research and developed an informal settlements survey form and system for the Dept about 2015-2017. Did survey in partnership with George Municipality. I still have records and the form templates. If interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. i developed the previous versions of the WC housing demand database as well.
My Name is Tekilil Amdesilassie Terega.
I have more than 13 years of experience in Health information management areas. Self-motivated, dependable in planning, monitoring, and evaluation as well as E-data activities, committed to providing compassionate support while capitalizing on networking opportunities. A catalyst for change through mobilizing support to achieve organizational initiatives. Fast learner of new knowledge. I also have experience in report writing. Am very keen on providing high-quality research by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data with a high degree of proficiency. Also very effective in conducting participatory, qualitative, and quantitative research that ensures proper usage of the data, analyses are provided